Poor Man’s Pam

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself since I’m another new writer here. When I saw that Kate was asking for collaborators and Pam had already agreed to participate, I knew I had to get involved. I have so much love and respect for these two women and anything they’ve put their stamp of approval on is going to be fantastic!

I first met Kate through a friend’s Twitch stream, and her name instantly made me giggle. My first exposure to the cait sith myth was (surprisingly) NOT from Final Fantasy, but from the novels in The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. One of the characters was a snarky and sarcastic cait sith named Grimalkin, by far my favorite in all the books. Although I know the characters in the Final Fantasy franchise as well, my brain will always first remember Grim whenever I see Kate’s name.

So the main point of this blog post… who the heck is this random girl writing on Kate’s blog?

Well. My name is Katrina, but most people know me as PurpleTurtleGames (call me Purple for short).

I am a small-time Twitch streamer and stay-at-home wife. I used to be an engineer, but recently my anxiety has been too severe to continue in that profession, and I have been unemployed for about a year. We don’t have any kids, but we do have 2 adorable fur babies that I will probably talk about a lot.


The things I’m passionate about in general are video games, books, and board games. I’m relatively new to the world of video games, but streaming and spending time with other gamers has been one of the best experiences of my life. Since I never played them much growing up, I have a lot of really good games and franchises I get to catch up on now, and I am having a blast getting to experience all of them for the first time.

I am also a voracious reader. I read primarily young adult fantasy and science fiction novels, and my TBR pile is about as long as my arm! I have too many favorite authors to choose just one, but some of them include Julie Kagawa, Alexandra Bracken, Richelle Mead, and Gena Showalter. If you ever need a suggestion for a new YA book to read, I can definitely steer you in the right direction.

My husband and I also thoroughly enjoy playing board games, and we have quite a collection at this point. We play a variety of them, including deck-building, RPG, party games, and card games. It’s something we both enjoy and something we’ve been able to bond over as well.


I haven’t decided yet what topics I’ll be covering on this blog… I’m sure it will be a range of my interests and some random thoughts/opinions. I look forward to the future of this blog and collaborating with these fantastic women.

Thank you for taking the time to read all this. Much love ❤